Category: internet

A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware – TechCrunch

Thousands of ransomware victims may finally get some long-awaited relief. New Zealand-based security company Emsisoft has built a set of decryption tools for Stop, a family of ransomware that includes Djvu and Puma, which they say could help victims recover some of their files. Stop is believed to be the most active ransomware in the
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El Chapo’s Son Taken Into Custody in Mexico

Breaking News Getty One of El Chapo‘s sons is now being held by Mexican authorities, and a massive shootout is going down in the city where the drug kingpin’s offspring was arrested. According to multiple reports, El Chapo’s son Ovidio Guzmán López has been taken into custody in the Mexican city of Culiacán … and
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Edge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding – TechCrunch

Pensando, an edge computing startup founded by former Cisco engineers, came out of stealth mode today with an announcement that it has raised a $145 million Series C. The company’s software and hardware technology, created to give data centers more of the flexibility of cloud computing servers, is being positioned as a competitor to Amazon
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Food Network Chef Carl Ruiz Died from Blocked Arteries

Food Network star and celebrity chef Carl Ruiz died from a hardening of his arteries … TMZ has learned. A spokesperson for the Maryland Department of Health tells TMZ … Ruiz died after succumbing to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease — typically a buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances in arteries which restricts blood flow. The
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Annie Leibovitz used the Pixel 4 to shoot a new collection of photos – TechCrunch

Google ended today’s hardware event by going deep on the photo technology in its new Pixel 4, and brought out someone who’s actually been using the camera — legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. The company announced that it’s working with Leibovitz back in October 2018. Today, she spoke about the experience of working with the Pixel 3
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Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies. – TechCrunch

Permitting falsehood in political advertising would work if we had a model democracy, but we don’t. Not only are candidates dishonest, but voters aren’t educated, and the media isn’t objective. And now, hyperlinks turn lies into donations and donations into louder lies. The checks don’t balance. What we face is a self-reinforcing disinformation dystopia. That’s
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Kendall Jenner Out on Date with Fai Khadra

Backgrid Kendall Jenner got back on the horse Saturday night … it appears she was out on a date with a new dude. Kendall was out with fellow model Fai Khadra in Santa Monica at the Bungalow. They kept their distance from one another as they left. Now, here’s the thing … Kendall brought Fai
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YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50 – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. I’ve been on a bit of a startup profile kick as of late. Last week, I was tired from Disrupt. Before
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